Hundreds are being turned away at this free Covid testing site in South Phoenix,
July 3, 2020 at 5:26 AM - Views: 52 #332754
BREAKING: Hundreds are being turned away at this free Covid testing site in South Phoenix, hours before it was expected to close because of the demand. People are telling me they waited 6-8 hrs in line, others say it took an hour to move up just one block. #azfamily #COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/YQF79rEhXy
— Monica Garcia (@mgarcianews) July 2, 2020
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July 3, 2020 at 5:33 AM #332758NV WinoModerator
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So, I got online to make an appointment. They ask for all kinds of information, including, phone number, and then you have to create an account. So I create an account and then they say they will text you a confirmation to make sure you are you. Oops. No cell service at my house, and Comcast just removed the texting feature on their home phone system.
Another example of some hot shot techie in a downtown office totally oblivious to conditions in rural America.
July 3, 2020 at 2:32 PM #332921
July 3, 2020 at 6:02 PM #332946jerry611Participant
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I personally don’t think this is being done right. There is a massive push to test everyone. Test, test, test. And just keep testing. I’m not sure what the point of that is other than just to know. Many people are getting tested right now who don’t have symptoms. We can’t test every single person, every single day. And the massively long lines may be turning people away who do have symptoms or need to know whether they are infected because they are high risk.
Here’s the problem. COVID-19 spreads the most within the first few days before and after symptoms develop. In asymptomatic people, that peak spread is hidden. So by the time we even get a positive result from an asymptomatic person and take two weeks off work to quarantine, chances are, we have already spread the virus before we even got in line to take the test. You may have spread it for days already.
There may also be false negatives. And like I said, what happens when someone asymptomatic tests negative but then would test positive if they waited another day? They now think they don’t have it and may lower their defenses or go visit grandma because they think they are in the clear.
But that’s just my opinion. Doctors seem to disagree with me on this.
July 3, 2020 at 6:34 PM #332951FasttenseParticipant
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Just testing does absolutely nothing.
It has to be followed up with mandatory contact tracing, and mandatory quarantine and mandatory face masks. Yes, this would apply to all those who think they are a special little snowflake and don’t want to hide their pretty little faces.
But now that we have the cult of don’t impinge on my special little feelings about masks and such, Americans will be infected with the coronavirus continually (and will be banned from most developed nations that have gotten rid of the virus) cause there ain’t no such thing as herd immunity.
July 3, 2020 at 10:58 PM #333027
on cots, floors etc. and dying. Doctors on the phone screaming, nurses crying. I feel that if people had been following this virus from at least January they wouldn’t be so cavalier about the whole thing.
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July 4, 2020 at 1:26 AM #333079peacecorpsParticipant
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The line was about 45 minutes long in early afternoon last Wednesday.
They are called 'human' rights not "if politicians do not feel threatened" rights. Many politicians see national sovereignty/security as more important because they protect their power and wealth. Human rights often do just the opposite.
National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not resolved with more national sovereignty.
July 4, 2020 at 1:29 AM #333080
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